Mammography is a division of diagnostic imaging and is the most common method of breast imaging utilized in the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. Using low-dose x-rays, Mammographers image breast tissue to aid health practitioners in evaluating, discovering, and tracking many different types of breast diseases. Mammographers can be employed in a number of healthcare settings that include hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and/or specialized women’s imaging centers.
The Mammography program consists of two required courses (Rs470 Principles of Mammography I and Rs471 Principles of Mammography II) and one optional clinical education course (Rs473 Mammography Clinical Education). Certification is earned upon successful completion (grade of C or higher) of the two required courses.
The twelve-credit, Mammography program provides formal specialized training in Breast imaging preparing an individual to become a competent, technically proficient, entry-level Mammography Technologist. The certificate program is open to registered Technologists in the areas of Radiography, as well as SVC senior students in the Radiologic Sciences major who have completed all general education requirements and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. This one-year program consists of an online component as well as a flexible individualized clinical schedule that is designed to meet the schedule of the working technologist. Completion of the three-course set, fulfills the structured education and clinical requirements making the student eligible to sit for the ARRT post primary examination in Mammography. Note: This program completes both the requirements by the ARRT and MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act).